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and abc's alex marquardt leads us off from egypt. >> reporter: this amateur video shows the moment the vacation of a lifetime turned into tragedy. a sunrise balloon ride suddenly enveloped in black smoke. you can see it billowing from the basket. then the balloon begins to collapse. deflated, it now plummets 1,000 feet down to the earth. photographer christopher michel watched it all unfold from another balloon. >> we heard a loud explosion and then a lot of smoke right behind us. and, you know, our first feeling was, it could. be a balloon, but it turned out actually to be, unfortunately, this tragic accident. >> reporter: we now know that at 7:00 a.m., the balloon was coming in for a landing in a sugar cane field. that's when one of its cables got caught on a helium canister and started a fire. a pilot and two others jumped from 40 feet up as the balloon then shot back into the sky, exploding into flames before crashing down. 19 lives were lost, including one of those who jumped. they were from hong kong, japan and across europe. it's a marvel to float in a balloon over luxor, fl
that door, a pope chosen in the mysterious ritual known as the conclave. abc's david wright tells us about the ancient vote to come. >> reporter: before the cardinals file into the sistine chapel and lock the doors behind them, technicians will have pulled up the floorboards to install cell phone jamming devices. violating the secrecy is punishable by excommunication. >> it's a way of ensuring that the voice that's speaking to the cardinals during the conclave belongs to the holy spirit and to no one else. >> reporter: no one knows how long it will take. the shortest conclave lasted just a few hours. the longest? nearly three years. in fact, that's why they started locking the doors. in the middle ages, during the plague years, a conclave meeting in the town of viterbo took so long, frustrated villagers eventually locked the cardinals in to hurry them up. it didn't work, so they tried to starve them out. that didn't work. so, they exposed them to the elements, tearing the roof off the building to let the holy spirit in. not going to happen in the sistine chapel, where the ceiling is michel
his own legacy? >> well, this is the tremendous question that lies before us. i mean, there is no job description for a retired pope. >> reporter: so, benedict remains pope until the end of the month. the cardinals have to assemble here for a conclave to elect his successor within 20 days. that takes us to mid-march. which means that a billion catholics around the world should have a new pope by easter. diane? >> all right, jeffrey, thank you. and, of course, that new pope will have to face the call for change, from many people in the american catholic church. there are 77.7 million catholics here in the united states. nearly 1 in 4 of us is catholic. and rhode island, new jersey and massachusetts still have the highest concentration of catholics. but in sheer numbers, the biggest growth is among hispanics. and abc's cecilia vega spent the day gathering american reaction from all over. cecilia? >> reporter: diane, good evening. we're here at st. mary's cathedral in san francisco and as you said, we've been speaking with catholics all day long. and i will tell you, boy, the surprise do
. >>> and finally, the underdogs on top. after that fancy little dog wins the best at westminster, you spur us to give the "world news" awards for what our dogs really do. >>> good evening. it was a day of reckoning. the end of ten days of terror. and police believe a killer once on the loose is now dead. these images tell the story. the charred foundation, all that's left of a cabin in the woods, set ablaze. about police believe that christopher dorner was inside. while in another part of southern california, police gather to lay one of his victims to rest, one of their own. his widow, in a moving embrace by his casket, covered with a flag. we begin tonight's coverage with abc's cecilia vega now. cecilia? >> reporter: diane, good evening. i'm standing at the one-time police command post, the heart of that manhunt for christopher dorner. right over my shoulder, those houses right there, we now know that's where dorner was holed up just as of yesterday. neighbors telling us he very well may have been hiding in plain sight. from a barrage of gun fire to a rush of flame -- [ gun fire ] to that sh
in their cars. >> i don't know how many days or hours we're going to be here. because they can't get to us. >> ginger zee in the middle of it all tonight. >>> the call for help. this evening for the first time here, the 911 calls from nascar fans as race cars came hurtling towards them. those new protections on the track. we ask, were they enough? >> we need help. big time quick. >>> real money. if you or a loved one fill a prescription every month, tonight here, our correspondent with simple steps that could save you thousands of dollars. they did for this family, bringing one couple to tears. >>> and behind the curtain. our cameras rolling at jack nicholson surprises oscar-winner jennifer lawrence. what he really said. and the bond girl we weren't expecting, nearly 50 years later, singing again. what she revealed about her big return last night. ♪ >>> good evening. diane is on assignment tonight. and right now, a punishing blizzard is hitting the country hard. right through the heartland. look at this right behind me this evening. this video comes to us from texas, where authorities ar
they can't get to us. >> reporter: they were trapped for three and a half anxious hours. if you find yourself stuck in a car in a blizzard, remember, keep your seat belt on. other drivers might slide into you if you're stuck. crack the back window slightly. oftentimes the tail pipe gets covered by snow, which can cause deadly carbon monoxide fumes to get in the vehicle. run the engine for 10 to 15 minutes every hour. back in kansas, which has barely recovered from last week's epic snow, is now getting it again. >> we've had a nice winter so far. and now, boy, in the last two weeks here it's like, geez. >> reporter: tonight, the storm brings up to a foot just south of kansas city. then, six inches or more around chicago by wednesday. so, let's talk timing of the storm. it will happen here tonight, from wichita to kansas city, or just south, some of the heaviest snows into early tuesday. then, the storm moves to the north and east through illinois, parts of chicago getting really hit by wednesday. the east coast, from all of this, going to get mostly rain. david? >> meteorologist ginge
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